High school to get new roof
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board met Jan. 12 and finalized the bids on the new roof at the high school.
Earlier in the school year the board had rejected bids from roofing companies. The board asked for more specifics on the roof project.
They voted to open bids on the project after Superintendent Ron Taylor presented specifics on the roof project at this month's meeting. He said bids on the project open should open by May and he is hoping to have the project completed during the summer while school is out.
Taylor told the school board the district had passed one of two fire inspections held each year at the school at meeting.
After reviewing bids for a new school bus from three bus companies the board voted to purchase a new 65-passenger bus from Ward for $55,000. Taylor said he expects the bus to be delivered to the school in a couple of weeks.
The board reviewed the facility master plan at the meeting. This is a 10-year state plan in which the state requires school districts to spend 9 percent of their annual budget on utilities, maintenance and renovations at the school.
The school board voted to purchase 19 1/2 acres from David Bowen. The cost of the property is $45,000. The board applied for a revolving loan at 4.9-percent interest for five years. The property joins the vo-ag building at the school.
The board voted to pass a policy regarding the 3- and 4-year-old program at the school. The policy states that at the end of each bus route the driver will walk to the back of the bus and make sure there are no children left on the bus. Taylor said the young age of the children in the program might cause them to fall asleep and miss getting off the bus at their bus stop.